Introducing our newest & best Margaret River distillery
Since distilling our first gin and spirits a little over 12 months ago, our Margaret River distillery has been working not stop to bring you fantastic gins, pisco and other grape based spirits. Times have certainly been interesting for our small Margaret River distillery in 2020.
During the COVID crisis we temporarily expanded distillation with two extra stills and round the clock production and switched to making ethanol for hand sanitiser. Fortunately, things have settled down again and production of gin and grape based spirits is back to normal.We are still very excited about our newest venture.
Distillation is a dark art – part art, part science and part alchemy and we are learning, trying new techniques and recipes and perecting our techniques every day.
Since Wise Wine entered the fascinating world of spirits distilling with Margaret River’s newest distillery we have developed a core range of quality gins and spent much time road showing our wares.
While we are famous for introducing Gin Gin Gin and being Australia’s only producer of Pisco, we have introduces other great Margaret RIver gins and spirits such Shiraz Gin, aromatic Pink Gin, spicey Ginger Gin, a ‘real mans’ Navy Gin, a certified Organic Gin and many more. Wise Distiller has a licence to push the boundaries and develop new and exotic flavour for us to enjoy.
You can watch theses and many other exotic spirits being distilled on site, sample them and take them home. The Australian designed and built ‘STILLDragon’ Still operates most days in our Tasting Room at the Wise Estate in Margaret River.
Our dream is to make great, small run gins and spirits to share with you and that we love too. Join us on our journey as we discover the delights of small run distilling.
The Wise Distillery is the only Margaret River distillery distilling its own chardonnay and other grape varieties on-site as the base for our spirits. This is done to retain the fruit aromatics of the wine to infuse into our range of spirits. All other local Margaret River Distillers and Gin producers purchase bulk ethanol from South Australia and simply flavour this with juniper berries and botanicals.
Distiller, Greg Garnish is passionate about traditional distillation. He uses pristine on-site rainwater and a range of secret recipes and techniques to make spirits that are unique and deliver a real ‘WOW’ factor. Greg invites all visitors to Margaret River to drop into the Wise Tasting Room and observe the Wise Still in operation at close quarters and taste the range.
interesting ‘STILLDragon’ still facts:
- 380 Litre Kettle.
- 6 heating elements and a steel reflux column.
- 8 hours are required to distill one batch.
- At full production this makes 60 litres of 80% spirit per day in two batch runs. That’s 160 bottles of WISE spirits per day.
- We only use WISE WINE we make to distill into spirit – whereas almost all commercial stills use bulk ethanol manufactured in plants both here in Australia and from overseas.
- The wines are made specifically for distillation different to table wines this is a closely guarded secret so we can’t tell you how :/
- We use “Gingin” Chardonnay and other varietals – again this is a closely guarded secret.
- 9 litres of wine will give us 1 litre of 85% spirit.
- The wine is heated to 80 degrees C. The methanol then evaporates (that’s the dangerous bit) after the “Heads” are captured and discarded we capture the “Hearts” – this is the soft sweet aromatic alcohol perfect for our spirits.
- All our Gins are triple distilled a long and labour intensive process but the result is most certainly worth it.
the Wise Distillery Gin & Spirit range currently includes:
Our range of Wise Distillery spirits is constantly evolving as we try new techniques and ingredients. Here is our current range:
This is the original Gin Gin Gin. Premium parcels of Margaret River Chardonnay ‘Gingin‘ clone have been triple distilled to craft this ‘Modern Australian Style‘. Juniper berries, lemon Myrtle, orange peel lead the fresh citrus aromatics with an exotic spice. The only addition is Margaret River rain water.
Our Gin Gin Gin with the addition of Rose wine made with Shiraz grown here on the Wise property. The Gin Gin Gin characters of juniper berries, lemon myrtle and orange peel with a hint of summer fruits.
The Wise Certified Organic Gin is a traditional London Dry Style Gin – albeit in the Wise way – big aromatics, and a full soft palate. Mix with tonic or try our recipes.
Strictly speaking not a gin but a Pisco that has been flavoured with a unique recipe of sugar syrup, ginger, ginseng & guarana. Take our Gin Gin Gin, add Ginger Ale, and a touch of lime = Chilcano cocktail – pour over ice = cocktail made.
Australia’s only Pisco has been released. Premium Margaret River grapes distilled for the purpose of crafting Australia’s only Pisco. Fruity and floral aromatics with a soft round palate. It has a subtle wine flavour on the back palate and is diluted with Margaret River rain water. Used in South America as a base for many drinks including the famous Pisco Sour.
Triple distilled gin is flavoured with mandarin and sugar syrup. Drink neat over ice or use in a cocktail.
A Navy strength gin made in small batches with savoury juniper, coriander, star anise and native pepperberry. The palate is intense, powerful and juicy.
We are always experimenting with new flavours and techniques.
Order your Wise Margaret River distillery spirits online:
Ordering your Wise Distillery spirits online is super easy.
Buying your Wise Margaret River Distillery spirits online is very cost effective and convenient. We use the secure PayPal payment system. You can pay with either Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover/Diners Credit Card, Visa or Mastercard, Debit Card or your Paypal account.
We will carefully pack and deliver promptly to your door or PO Box. Freight is $10 per bottle and free for orders $150 and over.
To make an online purchase, please select spirits from the list above, enter your name, phone, email and delivery details and click Click to place your order to complete your purchase. Wines are dispatched using Australia Post and typical delivery times are between three (WA) and ten working days (Eastern States).
If you experience any difficulties in completing an online purchase, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Cellar door on 08 9750 3103 between 11am and 5pm (WST) 7 days.
- no forward commitment
- regular offers of great wines & gins
- free delivery Australia wide
- bonus introductory offer